Halloween Party Recipes for Kids

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Party Halloween recipes are a must have for a spectacularly spooky Halloween party. If you are throwing a party for your kids and their friends, you need easy finger food recipes. They have to eat something besides candy, right?

Here are some simple Halloween Party recipes for kids to get you started.

Mummy Dogs

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Fill up little tummies with a frightful take on kid favorite: hot dogs. This can be the main meal either before the kids go out trick or treating or they can eat this when they come home from trick or treating while you are inspecting the candy to make sure it is safe (you do plan on doing that, right?).

What you’ll need:
* Package of hot dogs
* crescent rolls
* Mustard

Instructions:

1. Wrap hot dogs with thin strips of crescent rolls.
2. Bake in a 350 oven until rolls are golden brown.
6. Add eyes with mustard.

Party Penguins
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Sneak in those veggies with this fun dish – one of many easy Halloween recipes for kids. Even though Halloween is all about the sweets, you still need to find ways for them to eat healthy foods.

What you’ll need:
* Carrots (not the baby kind)
* Container of cream cheese
* Can of sliced black olives

Instructions:
1. Cut each carrot into one inch pieces.
2. Top the flat side of each carrot-piece with a bit of cream cheese.
3. Place a black olive slice on top of the cream cheese to complete the eyeball.

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seeds
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Kids love pumpkin seeds and they’re an easy, healthy treat. Below are instructions on how to prepare them as either a salty or sweet snack – great for packing in lunches as well as serving to your party-goers. Once again, this is a great way to sneak healthy foods into a holiday known for sugar rushes and expanding stomachs.

What you’ll need:
* Fresh pumpkin seeds
* 1 tablespoon Light oil
* Salt
* Cinnamon sugar mixture
* Paper towels
* Strainer or bowl
* Cookie sheet

Instructions:
1. When you carve your Jack-O-Lantern, scoop out all of the seeds and place in a strainer or bowl.
2. Immediately rinse the seeds in cold water taking care to remove the stringy pulp.
3. Pat the seeds dry using paper towels.
4. Toss seeds in oil.
5. Place seeds in a flat layer on the cookie sheet
6. Sprinkle seeds with salt or, for a sweet treat, sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
7. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes, stirring at least once during baking.
8. Remove toasted seeds and let cool before eating.

You should be spending time taking photos of cute or scary Halloween costumes, not spending all day in the kitchen. Use these ideas plus whatever you can come up with on your own for a spooky Halloween feast.

About the author
DeAnna Troupe contributes advice for Our Family World, a magazine for busy moms who need to find family balance. She writes about parenting, holidays, food and more.

Thank you so much DeAnna for the fun post!

 Halloween Party Recipes for Kids (Guest Post)
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  1. the mummy dogs are GREAT you can even cut tehm in half add a chunk of cheese to em as well. Also put out a dish of ketchup, put circles or mustard in it then take a knife to it and make it look like a spider web! I did all this kinda stuff at a Halloween party i had last week.

  2. We make a layered spiderweb dip each year. From bottom up: 1. Refried beans (heat in pan with a little milk to make then spread easier) 2. Chopped (canned) chilies 3. Salsa 4. Cheese 5. Diced black olives and last but not least – 6. A sour cream spider web! Just cut a small corner off of a plastic Baggie and spoon in the sour cream – instant piping bag. It looks really cool on top of the black olives, and tastes good, too.

  3. My kids LOVE the mummy dogs! We try to make them every Halloween.

  4. Love the little penguins – what a cute way of getting veggies into little kids! Happy Halloween.

  5. These look so good and since Monster loves hot dogs this is a new way to get him to eat more.

  6. Love those mummy dogs! How fun!

  7. Those penguins are so cute.

    We love pumpkin seeds and I was thinking of buying a couple pumpkins so I can make our own this year.

  8. Those Mummy dogs are awesome! My kids would actually eat them! I love pumpkin seeds. I roast my own every year, they are just so divine!

  9. Such cute ideas – I’ve never seen the penguins before!
    We’ll be roasting pumpkin seeds when we carve our pumpkins this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I love the faces on those mummy dogs! yum!

  11. I love the mummy dogs! That’s a great idea.

  12. I. Love. Those. Mummy Dogs! I will be making those.

  13. My kids love when I make those mummy dogs!

  14. Very cute ideas.

  15. I make those mummies almost every year but I use Lil Smokies and wrap them with crescent rolls! So delish

  16. I’m going to make Mummy Dogs tomorrow night for our party. I think the kiddos in the neighborhood will gobble them up!

  17. these are some GREAT ideas!

  18. Christopher Sorel says:

    I make mummy dags all the time for the kids

  19. Love the penguins and the mummy dogs so cute.

  20. I made those hot dogs for our party last weekend and they were yummy!

  21. The party penguins are too cute!

  22. I love those mummy dogs! Easy and creative!

  23. Love the penguins!

  24. I love those mummy dogs!

  25. Great post!

  26. Those look delicious, especially the mummy dogs.

  27. I usually make hot dog mummies for our Halloween party, they’re really cute!

  28. love the black olives so clever

  29. Love these ideas DeAnna. My kids would gobble all of them up.

  30. I’m definitely going to make those hot dogs!!! :)

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